Research Fellow in Complex Network Systems

Melbourne, Victoria, au
Category: Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Published on 2021-08-03 19:19:20
  • Full-time, 1-year fixed term position based at RMIT City campus but may be required to work and/or be based at another campus of the University
  • Open to candidates with research experiences in complex network systems equipped with sound knowledge in control theory and nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Work with the research team for the ARC Discovery Project "Dynamics and Resilience of Complex Network Systems with Switching Topology"
  • Collaborate with researchers from the Intelligent Informatics and Control Research Group in the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Discipline of School of Engineering
  • Report directly to the Associate Dean, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering with day-to-day reporting to the Project Leader Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu
  • Remuneration at Academic Level B ($98,495 - $116,965) + 17% superannuation

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About You and the Role

You will be responsible for:

  • Conduct effective & efficient research individually or as part of a team, including: managing research projects within timelines and budget, conducting research and delivering the research outcomes through publications in high quality journals as lead or co-author;
  • Prepare & produce competitive research grant proposals, applications and generating funding through strong linkage and effective liaison with industry and government;
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively with national and international researchers in contributing to high-quality research outcomes and developing new research initiatives, as well as delivery of seminars and conference attendance;
  • Contribute 10% of your time to mentor & supervise undergraduate students and participate in learning program activities appropriate to areas of expertise related to the research project.


Mandatory: PhD in a field relevant to complex network systems and its applications.


  • Demonstrated excellent research track record and recognition for quality research outputs in complex network systems & applications, evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, industry links, and supervision of higher degree by research candidates;
  • Knowledge in control theory and nonlinear dynamical systems is essential;
  • Experience in discontinuous dynamical systems and applications is desirable.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

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To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and achievements by clicking on the 'Apply now link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required. For any enquiries regarding this role, please contact Distinguished Professor Xinghuo Yu, Vice Chancellors Professorial Fellow (

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Applications close Sunday 16th May 2021.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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